Dean Search for College of Mathematics and Sciences



This is an exciting time for mathematics and the sciences both nationwide and on our campus. Westfield State University recently completed its newest academic building, the Nettie Maria Stevens Science and Innovation Center, as well as the renovation of spaces in Wilson Hall. This is a significant commitment to the future of Mathematics and Science by the University.


The search committee is meeting in November to begin formulating the position description. Once that is completed, the position description and other related materials will be posted to the University's Human Resources website. The search committee will query the campus community on what they hope for in a leader and how they expect the incumbent to meet the needs of the college and the University. The search process will include an initial screening of the materials received in application by candidates,  possible initial online conversations, and for finalists, on-campus interviews. On-campus interviews will include conversations with a broad range of campus constituents.

The College of Mathematics and Sciences is home to:

Search Committee

Candidates should communicate interest or questions through Isaacson, Miller or the University's Human Resources department.

Eric Bressler, Psychology, MSCA                                          
Christine von Renesse, Mathematics, MSCA                       
Michael Vorwerk, Environmental Science, MSCA               
Jennifer Hanselman, Biology                                                
Stephanie Sanchez, APA                                                        
Bryan Scott, AFSCME                                                            
Derek Estrella, student                                                         
Cameron Swan, student                                                        
John Casanova, alumnus                                                       
Lisa Plantefaber, Associate Dean, Institutional Research                               
Christina Swaidan, Interim Dean, Undergraduate Studies

The Position

For a complete position description and how to apply, see the Isaacson, Miller site

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